From The New Criterion: ‘Christopher, for better & for worse’

Full piece here.

Peter Collier offers a remembrance:

‘But the memoir gives solid hints about the elements of his composition: the adventure books for boys that made him a Romantic; first encounters on the Darwinian English schoolyard where he, a small boy deficient in physicality (sports was always near the top of his hate list along with God and Israel) learned that words were the best fists; independent socialist politics that left him with what he once called, apropos of Saul Bellow, a “trotskisant dialectic” even after his days as a self-identified leftist were over; the decision to cultivate a droll Wodehousian side to go along with the moralistic Rosa Luxemburgian one’

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